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Completely agree Rog, I believe that the answer lies in making the test more relevant to today's driving, rather than imposing yet more bureaucracy and legislation.
Once someone has passed their test, there should be a mandatory one hour motorway session, plus one hour night-time driving. I would also suggest a skid pan (accident avoidance course) as advisable.
My Father used to say "You learn to pass a test, then
the real learning begins!"
Otherwise, we expect new drivers to intuitively know how to conduct themselves in situations they've never experienced, and tut-tut when they (naturally) get it wrong.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater